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2018 Schedule
6-10, 3rd in AFC East
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NFL open to discussions with cheerleaders

The NFL has indicated they're open to holding talks with cheerleaders to improve their working conditions, an attorney representing two of them told The New York Times.

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Lions trade DT Spence to Dolphins for pick

Defensive tackle Akeem Spence, after registering a career-high 39 tackles in 2017, has been traded by the Lions to the Dolphins for an undisclosed 2019 draft pick.

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

Here are the Miami Dolphins' picks in the 2018 draft: 1. Minkah Fitzpatrick, DB, Alabama; 2. Mike Gesicki, TE, Penn State; 3. Jerome Baker, LB, Ohio State. 4. Durham Smythe, TE, Notre Dame. 4. Kalen Ballage, RB, Arizona State. 6. Cornell Armstrong, CB, Southern Mississippi. 7. Quentin Poling, LB, Ohio. 7. Jason Sanders, PK, New Mexico.

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

Here are the Dolphins' picks so far through the first three rounds of the draft: 1. Minkah Fitzpatrick, DB, Alabama; 2. Mike Gesicki, TE, Penn State; 3. Jerome Baker, LB, Ohio State.

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

The Dolphins continued addressing needs in this draft by taking Ohio State linebacker Jerome Baker in the third round. Baker has a chance to start immediately given the Dolphins' relative lack of depth at the position.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

TE Mike Gesicki can be a matchup player in the passing game for the Dolphins. Think of Gesicki flexed out from the formation to use that 6-foot-5 frame and 4.5 speed to beat linebackers or safeties in coverage. Ball skills and body control to make plays.

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

The Dolphins satisfied a major need at No. 42 overall by drafting Penn State tight end Mike Gesicki, a position they were unable to fix last season by acquiring veteran Julius Thomas. Gesicki is a better pass catcher than blocker, but the Dolphins' priority is adding more weapons. There had been speculation connected the Dolphins with South Dakota State's Dallas Goedert, but the Dolphins preferred the big-school prospect.

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

The Miami Dolphins have the 10th pick of the second round tonight in the NFL draft, with an obvious need for a tight end. One name to keep in mind is South Dakota State's Dallas Goedert, who has elite hands and 4.6 speed -- and dominated FCS competition the past two years.

Yates: Fitzpatrick is draft's most versatile defensive player (1:01)

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

The Dolphins, passed over for UCLA QB Josh Rosen, addressed their weak pass defense by selecting Alabama DB Minkah Fitzpatrick. No team allowed more receptions by tight ends than the Dolphins did last year (94), and Fitzpatrick can help shore that up. Dolphins fans will be left to wonder, however, what would have happened had the Arizona Cardinals not leap-frogged them to draft Rosen at No. 10. That could have been the Dolphins' target at No. 11.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

DB Minkah Fitzpatrick is one of the most versatile players in this draft class. Line up in the slot, blitz off the edge, find the ball. Fitzpatrick has the 4.46 speed and toughness to be a defensive matchup piece in the Dolphins secondary.

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

The Cardinals clearly thought the Dolphins were going to draft Josh Rosen at No. 11, despite the presence of veteran starter Ryan Tannehill. Either that, or they were worried about the Dolphins trading down with someone else who wanted him. Regardless, we'll never know for sure whether Rosen would have been a match for the Dolphins. I think he would have been. Now, it's likely the Dolphins will go for a defensive player. Or what about Lamar Jackson?

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

If the Dolphins are going to draft a quarterback at No. 11, it'll have to be UCLA's Josh Rosen or Louisville's Lamar Jackson. They spent a fair bit of pre-draft time investigating and scouting both of them.

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

Most mock drafts had at least one of the top four quarterbacks available to the Dolphins at No. 11. But most mock drafts don't have trades. When the lights come on, the likelihood falls that the Dolphins will have a chance to pick Sam Darnold, Baker Mayfield, Josh Rosen or Josh Allen at No. 11. The emergence of Allen's social media mistakes overnight could make him the most likely quarterback to fall.

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

As the pre-draft frenzy moves into its final hours, we're still asking the basic questions: Will the Dolphins draft a franchise quarterback in Round 1? Or will they target a lower-profile prospect – perhaps Virginia Tech LB Tremaine Edmunds – to fill a more immediate need? The Dolphins' pre-draft process, which included deep investigations into most of the top QB prospects, suggests they are far from sold on starter Ryan Tannehill as a long-term starter.

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Team Stats

Passing Yards220.918th
Rushing Yards86.829th
Points For17.428th
Points Against24.629th